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Xaar Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "5 star"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people and great environment

    Cons

    long hours however and no pizza


  2. "Amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xaar full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely talented, caring and great people to work with

    Cons

    Senior management team detached from lower levels' needs and decision making is not always understood therefore creating havoc and resentment from most staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people

  3. "Xaar Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xaar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues with a depth of experience.

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of


  4. "Not bad could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xaar full-time

    Pros

    Great people in my department

    Cons

    Management are very reactive and poor make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Make clearer decisions and stick to them


  5. "Great people, confused management but improving"

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    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xaar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chance to work with genuinely interesting and talented people in the R&D section - great interpersonal relationships. Innovative technology and ambitious timescales for delivery.

    Cons

    Management and decision making still incredibly frustrating after several restructuring attempts. Too much focus on arse-covering, often resulting in poor decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and empower technical staff. Give them both more power in the decision making process, but equally responsibility and accountability for those decisions.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xaar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, driven colleagues who work together as a team.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with aggressive targets for 2020


  7. "Interesting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, interesting projects

    Cons

    Culture could do with a spruce up, but nothing serious.

  8. "Chartered Mechanical Engineer & Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Xaar full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, challenging work, reward and compensation

    Cons

    Not able to deliver all the products we want to